[Runequest] Thieves want Garrottes

Tony Den postmaster at runequest.za.org
Wed May 11 20:24:25 EST 2011


Dont have rules in front of me, but does Pole Lassoo have any special
strangulation rules? One could modify based on this?
Tony


Roger Benham wrote:
>
> Cults of Terror, definitely.  I had a dark troll Doomed One who was pretty
> handy with a silver garrotte.  I think it was (Very roughly) 1D6 possibly
> 1D6+1 damage a round, armour protected only until overcome.
>
> I don't recall any rules on a called shot, but if the target was unaware
> of the attack, I can't see how you could attack any other part of the body
> with a garrotte.  If the target isn't surprised, I'd let them try and get
> something in the way, but the something would take damage too- a hand or a
> shield, most likely.
>
>
>
> Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 10:29:03 -0500
> From: styopa1 at gmail.com
> To: runequest at rpgreview.net
> Subject: Re: [Runequest] Thieves want Garrottes
>
> I'd guess there are Garrote rules for RQ in some Thanatar thing,
> somewhere.
> In regards to the nasty version (wire, not just cord) I'd rule it has to
> be a called-shot attack, from the rear, against an unsuspecting or
> helpless target.  (How you rule that is critical to how "super" the
> garrote is.)
> Only armor that counts is head armor, although on a luck roll of some
> sort, I might allow the target to get 1- or 2- hands underneath the
> garrote, in which case, the hand-armor and hand-hp also resist.
> Damage is 1d4+STR.
> If feeling benign, I'd probably say that the damage goes cumulatively each
> subsequent round, and when the total reaches negative Head HP*2, the head
> comes off.
> If feeling malign, one could say that the damage (minus armor) is applied
> on the resist table to decapitate.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:15 AM, Anders Swenson <anders at sfo.com> wrote:
>
> We play a highly varient RQ, but it's still RuneQuest. Today, we came up
> wondering what rules for the garrote have ever been published, in any of
> the various editions. Any takers?
>
> --Anders
>
>
>
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